You want to move more but won’t go to the gym? I will give you 5 easy ways to be more active. Easy to do and no gym needed!
You really don’t have to go to the gym a couple times a week to be active. Having an active lifestyle is easy. Making it a part of the day and you will not even notice you are active. Moving enough will help you to be healthy and fit.
Here you find 5 simple tips to integrate moving part of your daily routine.
1. Take the stairs.
When you arrive at work or in the shopping mall, it’s tempting to take the elevator or escalator to the next floor. A better option is climbing the stairs. Taking the stairs will burn more calories and will help you strengthen your muscles.
2. After dinner walk.
During a 30 minutes firm walk you will burn around 75 calories. Besides the fact you’re burning calories, going for a walk will help you to clear your head. Go to the park and enjoy being there. Catch up with friend and talk about fun stuff during your walk. It’s not only good for your physical health but also great for your mental health.
Working in the garden is one of the most relaxed ways to be active. You must remove the weeds, mow the grass and prune the hedge. Don’t see it as a job that has to be done. Think about it as a great workout and gardening is not that bad after all!
Have fun and go crazy! I don’t have to tell you that dancing is fun and gives you a great workout. Just put on your favorite music and let yourself go for a while.
5. Grocery shopping by bike.
How often do you take the car for just a couple of groceries? If you take your bike instead you will have your groceries and a workout. As well as toning muscles in your legs thighs and calves, you have a great cardiovascular activity and effectively burn calories. When you have a lot of groceries, just go twice!
Moving around for just 30 minutes a day is all you need to stay more healthy and fit. So, the next time you want to sit down think about these tips!